The council earlier this month used touch-screen technology in an election for Broxburn Community Council, setting up stations in the local community centre and the parish church.
Leader Graeme Morrice said that 562 residents turned out to vote. Past elections for community councils were usually one-off public meetings which attracted about 60 people, Mr Morrice said. 'There were no technical problems and the general consensus among voters was extremely positive.'
West Lothian argues electronic voting should be allowed for local and general elections because its experiment proved attractive to voters and provided significant cost savings.